Astronomy in the 21st century produces vast quantities of complex data – the equivalent of the entire internet is generated each day. What do we do with this volume of data and how do we make sense of it? As we continue to explore the universe and reach further in the unknown, what are the challenges and opportunities ahead?
Dr Alan Duffy talks about the 'beautiful problem' of being able to collect so much data, and why its preservation will be crucial to astronomy and to astronomers in the future.
Science writer and broadcaster Veronika Meduna also discusses these ideas and give some local context.